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The Longbox of Darkness: A Horror Comics Podcast
160 minutes | 2 months ago
LOD Xmas Special 2020: Classic Horror with Steve Urena
3 Hosts! 3 comics! It's a Triptych of Terror in the Longbox of Darkness this Xmas! So join Misty, Herman, and special guest Steve Urena, creator of the phenomenal Indie comic SLOW POKES, for our 2020 Special as we discuss classic Christmas horror tales from DC Comics, Warren's CREEPY Magazine, and EC's The Haunt of Fear. HAPPY HOLIDAYS and MERRY XMAS, horrorlings! For extra content, check out the blog at www.longboxofdarkness.com. Follow Misty @MistyGComics and Herman @darklongbox or @IntoWeird on Twitter. Download Steve's brilliant SLOW POKES at https://gumroad.com/steveurena#OBfEu Follow him on Twitter @Slowpokescomic Love you all! Stay frosty, and watch out for those psychopathic Santas.
129 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 21 - Weird War Femme Fatales Pt. 2
In a fond farewell to #WarComicsMonth, Misty and Herman wrap up their coverage of DC Comics' WEIRD WAR TALES with an in-depth look at Issue #82 (Dec. 1979). Listen in if you like Nazi BUTTwurst, senile generals, and wartorn Atlantean love affairs. All this AND a heated etymological debate over the pronunciation of 'Colonel.' That's right, darklings, it's all here in this episode of The Lonbgox of Darkness. Special thanks to the following folks on Twitter who made #WarComicsMonth an epic experience: Luke Jaconetti @ljacone Ross Michaud @oldschoolross Professor Alan @ProfessorAlan Gerry Green @ProfessorFrenzy Joe Crawford @IowasJoe Billy D @BILLYd_licious Feedback can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Twitter @darklongbox, Misty is @MistyGComics and Herman @IntoWeird. Also please check out the blog at www.longboxofdarkness.com. Our unofficial sponsor for this show is @telltalefilm on Twitter. Give his new Edgar Allan Poe Short Film trailer a look by clicking the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilFubeuJAFQ&feature=youtu.be
104 minutes | 4 months ago
LOD Halloween Special: EC Favorites
Herman and Misty are proud to present the 2020 LOD Halloween Special, featuring Mr. Billy D_licious from the Magazines & Monsters Blog and accompanying Podcast. This time around, it's all about EC Comics, baby! Who hoooo! Feedback can be sent to email@example.com. Follow us on Twitter @MistyGComics and @darklongbox. Happy HALLOWEEN, Horrorlings!!!
128 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 20 - Weird War Femme Fatales Pt.1
Another episode of The Longbox of Darkness is proudly presented by Misty Graves, first among the feared Femme Fatales of Yore. This week she manages to lure horror host Herman out of the crypt long enough to talk some ghostly gruesomeness, venous vampirism and a hefty guzzle of WEIRD WAR , as epitomized by DC Comics' WEIRD WAR TALES from the 1970s and 80s. So sit back, pour yourself a bloody mary, and enjoy the latest episode of LOD. Feedback can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also check out our blog www.longboxofdarkness.com. Keep it creepy, horrorlings!
134 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 19 - Nightmare Plagues Pt. 2: Jenny Finn
Misty and Herm are back with more comic book HORROR, this time centered around the Dark Horse Comics miniseries JENNY FINN from Troy Nixey and Mike Mignola. NOT for the faint of heart! Feedback can be sent to email@example.com, or by contacting us via our blog www.longboxofdarkness.com. Interacting with us on Twitter is also welcome. Misty is @MistyGcomics, and Herman @darklongbox & @IntoWeird Keep it creepy!
147 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 18 - Nightmare Plagues Pt.1: The Masque Of The Red Death
Misty Graves and Herman are back with a brand new fear-filled fright fest of terror for your listening pleasure, horrorlings. This time around we discuss Richard Corben's adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque Of The Red Death from Dark Horse Comics' Spirits of the Dead collection. This is only PART I of our Nightmare Plagues presentation. Part II will be available next week. So in the words of Prince Prospero as played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, "Stick Around," and join us for our Apocalyptic Plagues wrap-up next week. Feedback can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, feel free to check out the blog at www.longboxofdarkness.com, where select images from the comic will be posted. Follow us on Twitter! Misty is @MistyGComics and Herman @darklongbox Keep it creepy!
185 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 17: Elvira's House Of Mystery
The Longbox Of Darkness is back! Join Herman on this momentous occasion as he welcomes a brand new co-host to the show. That's right folks, the age of MISTY GRAVES is upon us! In this episode Misty and Herm discuss one of the greatest horror hosts of all time, the Mistress Of The Dark herself, ELVIRA. And as an added bonus, we throw some comics into the mix, specifically ELVIRA'S House Of Mystery #3 and #10, published by DC Comics in 1986. A ghoulishly good time is had by all! We also debut a new Funny Bone segment, courtesy of Misty's horror-laden sense of humor. So strap yourselves in, folks, and prepare for a nightmarishly fun ride down the darkest corridors of fear. Feedback can be sent to email@example.com, and images from the comics under discussion can be viewed at www.longboxofdarkness.com. Follow the creators on twitter - Misty is at @MistyGComics, and Herman @darklongbox. Keep it Creepy!
249 minutes | a year ago
Halloween Special 2019: Vampires Galore!
Happy Halloween, fearful ones! For our Halloween Special this year the ghouls at the Longbox of Darkness and Into The Weird have deigned to blister your eardrums with a gargantuan 4 hour marathon of horror comics. Because of the sheer length of this endeavor, we've had to separate the episode into two chapters. They are as follows: CHAPTER 1: ToD meets LoD - Ryan Daly from 'Midnight... The Podcasting Hour' and the Fire & Water Network of Podcasts joins Herman for a discussion of Marvel's TOMB OF DRACULA #12-14. CHAPTER 2: Billy and Herman get blood-drunk as they talk Vampire Tales #4, featuring Morbius the Living Vampire and Billy's absolute favorite horror story of all time, August Derleth's "The Drifting Snow." Hope you enjoy it, Constant Listeners. Again, Happy Halloween from Into The Weird and The Longbox of Darkness Feedback can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and you can follow us on twitter @IntoWeird, @darklongbox, or @Billy_dlicious Also look for the podcast addendum post on www.sinkintotheweird.com Thanks, as always to the great band SEVEN KINGDOMS for the use of their excellent song In The Walls. Outro Song "Evil Woman" by ELO.
84 minutes | a year ago
Episode 16: The Phantom Stranger No. 14
The Longbox of Darkness returns just in time for Shocktober and an early Halloween. This time around Herman discusses The Phantom Stranger #14 from August 1971 with none other than Mr. Billy D from the blog and podcast Magazines & Monsters. A good time is had by all! In addition to this, look forward to our Eerie Erin segment, as well as a promo by the great TOMB OF IDEAS podcast. Also look for the Podcast Addendum post at longboxofdarkness.com Feedback can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, or via the blog at www.longboxofdarkness.com Thanks for tuning in, Constant Listeners. Pleasant screams, and a Happy Halloween to y'all.
36 minutes | 2 years ago
Prelude To Episode 16: "By The Fright Of The Silvery Moon."
The Longbox of Darkness is back! In a special prelude episode horror obsessive Herman discusses one of his favorite Werewolf Stories from EC's TALES FROM THE CRYPT #35. So batten the windows, melt down your silverware, cast those silver bullets, and get ready for a bloody ride engineered by the depraved but brilliant minds of Al Feldstein, Bill Gaines, and Jack Davis. Feedback can be sent to email@example.com or check out the blog at www.longboxofdarkness.com. Podcast addendum can be found at the following link: www.longboxofdarkness.com/2019/04/03/podcast-addendum-prelude-to-episode-16/
85 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 15 - Creepy Presents DITKO
Join Herman as he delves into a Dark Horse Celebration of the horror stories and art of the legendary Steve Ditko (1929-2018), whom we sadly lost this year. Added to that, Horror Intern ERIN LIN makes a return to the show, we have a horror profiles segment (again spotlighting DITKO), and recommendations. Give it a listen, IF you dare. Feedback can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, follow the podcast on twitter @darklongbox, and check out the blog www.longboxofdarkness.com.
63 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 14 - The Amazing Screw-On Head
The Longbox of Darkness is back! After 2 months of sweet, sweet indolence Herman has finally gotten off his backside and produced a new show. And from here on in, there's no looking back. THIS WEEK, we discuss the blackest of black comedies from the pen of Mike Mignola himself: THE AMAZING SCREW-ON HEAD. Podcast addendum to be found at LOD EP. 14 Addendum.The History of Horror Segment returns, as well as a special creator spotlight, before wrapping the show up with some suitably terrifying recommendations. Thanks for listening, everyone. Feedback can be sent to email@example.com, follow me on twitter @darklongbox, or check out the blog at www.longboxofdarkness.com. Pleasant screams!
138 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 13 - Neonomicon
Episode 13 is finally here, featuring special guest Erin Miskell from thebackseatdriverreviews.com, a lady of ascerbic wit and impeccable taste. During the main segment we discuss Alan Moore's controversial NEONOMICON, so be warned; this is not for the faint of heart. The ever popular HISTORY OF HORROR COMICS returns, as well as listener feedback, a birthday shout-out, and recommendations. Feedback can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, follow me on twitter @darklongbox, or check out the blog www.longboxofdarkness.com
33 minutes | 3 years ago
Prelude to Episode 13 - The Courtyard
This is a prelude to Episode 13, where Herman talks about Alan Moore's The Courtyard from Avatar Press. Warning! This episode is not for the feint of heart and will feature SPOILERS for those who have not read the comic. Listen freely, and of your own will. Feedback can be sent to email@example.com, twitter @darklongbox, or on the blog www.longboxofdarkness.com
137 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 12 - Gabriel, Devil-Hunter
This week Herman is joined by special guest MARK CAIN from The United Nations of Horror and The Good The Bad And The Odd Podcast to discuss MARVEL's Black & White Horror Magazines, specifically the character Gabriel Devil-Hunter, excorcist extraordinaire, from MONSTERS UNLEASHED #11. The History Of Horror Segment makes a brief appearance, along with our recommendations. Please send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org, follow me on twitter @darklongbox, or check out the blog at www.longboxofdarkness.com.
93 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 11 - Hideshi Hino's Opus of Hell
This week Herman ventures into the realm of HORROR MANGA as the discussion centers around two seminal works by Hideshi Hino - PANORAMA OF HELL and LULLABIES FROM HELL. Unfortunately Erin The Intern has been detained this week, but we make do with our HISTORY OF HORROR segment, which focuses exclusively on the Horror History of Japanese Manga. The show concludes with feedback from listeners and some recommendations. Okage de oyasuminasai!
27 minutes | 3 years ago
Prelude to Episode 11 - "Hell Baby"
Welcome to a special Prelude Episode of The Longbox of Darkness, in which Herman discusses some seminal HORROR MANGA; in this case Hideshi Hino's disturbing HELL BABY. Send feedback to email@example.com or reach me on twitter @darklongbox. Images for this episode can be found at www.longboxofdarkness.com. Outro Music by Mazzy Star, "Look on Down Upon The Bridge." HELL BABY Images can be found on the website by entering HELL BABY in the search bar.
77 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 10 - Weird War Tales #93
In this episode Herman explores the Horrors of War! The episode kicks off with an in-depth looks at DC's Weird War Tales #93, before sequeing into the critically-lauded Erin Segment, where we tackle some listener feedback. The History of Horror Comics makes a return, as well as the host's recommendations. If you want more LOD, check out the blog at www.longboxofdarkness.com, follow it on twitter @darklongbox, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing music: 'Suo Gan' from John William's Empire of The Sun Soundtrack.
70 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 9 - American Vampire Vol.1
Herman returns with a new episode of The Longbox of Darkness! This time around Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque's American Vampire gets the spotlight treatment. Erin returns...with a vengeance! And the History of Horror Segment makes an appearance, along with horror recommendations. If you have the stomach for it, check out the blog at www.longboxofdarkness.com, follow me on twitter @darklongbox, or hit me up at email@example.com. Audio files welcome! Peace ooot!
19 minutes | 3 years ago
The First Interlude - "Midnight Mess."
Welcome to The Longbox of Darkness - The First Interlude, a short discussion of EC Comics' "Midnight Mess" from Tales From The Crypt #35, a prelude to our next full-length episode "American Vampire." Check out the blog at www.longboxofdarkness.com , send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on twitter @darklongbox.
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